Lolita

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100011099
Released: Jun 27, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739345672
Narrator/s: Jeremy Irons
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Product Number EB00171040
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307744029
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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Product Number EB00171576
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307787606

Professional reviews

"As the controversy over the new film release of Lolita keeps it confined to art theaters in big cities, the audiobook delivers--in wide release--an uncensored and unabridged production of Nabokov's literary classic. Jeremy Irons, who plays the darkly seductive Humbert Humbert in both the film and the audiobook, commands the text with the grand sense of character and palpable eroticism it requires. It's not easy to make a protagonist out of a pedophile. The combination of Nabokov's prose and Irons's performance carries listeners out of a seat of judgment into Humbert's pure admiration for and desire to possess that archetypical fire-energy of a young girl. This horrifyingly beautiful story of wild obsession truly comes alive in this audiobook production. R.A.P. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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